Call for Papers: Identity and Transnational Mobility


Goethe University Frankfurt
Kore­an Stud­ies at Goethe-Uni­ver­si­ty of Frank­furt invites pro­pos­als for pre­sen­ta­tions to be deliv­ered at an inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence, “Iden­ti­ty and Transna­tion­al Mobil­i­ty In and Out of Korea,” Feb­ru­ary 22 – 23, 2018. The con­fer­ence will exam­ine impor­tant socioe­co­nom­ic aspects of transna­tion­al mobil­i­ty in and out of Korea as well as the process in which over­seas Kore­ans and migrants in South Korea gain agency and nego­ti­ate mul­ti­ple identities. 

Pro­pos­als are wel­come for papers on all aspects of iden­ti­ty and transna­tion­al mobil­i­ty in and out of Korea, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, transna­tion­al mobility/​migration and belong­ing in his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary con­texts, media con­sump­tion and ICTs in transna­tion­al migra­tion, issues con­cern­ing migrants in South Korea, and Kore­an dias­po­ra and eth­nic return migration.

Prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants should sub­mit a pro­pos­al includ­ing an abstract of three hun­dred words and a cur­ricu­lum vitae and to Mi-Jeong Jo at jo@em.uni-frankfurt.de and Pro­fes­sor Yon­son Ahn at y.ahn@em.uni-frankfurt.de. Pro­pos­als are due by August 20, 2017. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be noti­fied by Sep­tem­ber 24 and will be required to sub­mit a full paper (5,500 – 7,000 words includ­ing bib­li­og­ra­phy and end­notes) by Decem­ber 31, 2017.

Select­ed papers pre­sent­ed at the con­fer­ence will be con­sid­ered for pub­li­ca­tion as part of an edit­ed vol­ume. The select­ed papers will be required to con­sid­er com­ments and dis­cus­sion made dur­ing the con­fer­ence and must be sub­mit­ted by mid-April, 2018. 

The con­fer­ence is spon­sored by the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies, the Repub­lic of Korea Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion, and Goethe-Uni­ver­si­ty of Frankfurt.

Ques­tions regard­ing the con­fer­ence should be direct­ed to Mi-Jeong Jo.